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Damson Cottage - The Old Barns

39 reviews
The Old Barns in the heart of the Test Valley
Luxurious large double ended roll top bath
Triple aspect views from the vaulted and beamed open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.
Alfresco dining on the south facing balcony or watch the sunset with a glass of wine.
The french doors into the bedroom of Damson Cottage
Rustic styling on the solid oak doors
The Old Barns courtyard.
Sunset at The Old Barns
Local walks - in the early winter sun.
Local walks - accross the rape fields.
Lillies on our pond.
Fly fishing on the River Test.
Horsebridge - 1 mile along the Test Way (The John O'Gaunt pub can be found here)
The River Test at compton's fly fishing.
The Old Barns in the snow.
The River Test at Houghton.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Stockbridge, Hampshire, England
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Really comfortable accommodation in the middle of the countryside. The fresh eggs from the chickens in the field upon arrival was a lovely touch and the milk in the fridge was very welcome. It was nice to have the luxury of a bath and Sarah and Rob were really helpful in pointing us in the right directions for restaurants, pubs...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the Test Valley and we are glad you enjoyed the area. We always try to give our guests some eggs from our chickens as you can't get better than freshly laid eggs from happy chickens. Hope to see you again. Rob and Sarah.


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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed in 'Elderberry' cottage for two nights and enjoyed our stay. Sarah was very welcoming and the accommodation was nicely furnished and very clean. Everything we needed for our short stay was provided, the kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom had toiletries. The Old Barns is off a main road but this wasn't too busy and we didn't...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the local area. The local walks are stunning and change with every season. We look forward to seeing you again. Rob and Sarah.


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Jersey, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This one bedroom barn conversion is perfect for a short or long stay. We stayed for 4 nights and loved it. It is in a really peaceful area just outside Stockbridge - ideal for a fly fishing trip on the River Test. The kitchen is really well equipped and Sarah thinks of everything from fresh eggs on arrival to ice...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed your stay. I am glad you enjoyed the area and the fly fishing and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Rob and Sarah.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
The Old Barns is a beautifully converted timber barn in the heart of the Test Valley with the Test Way on our doorstep it is the ideal country retreat. Luxury rustic accommodation within a secluded courtyard with south facing balcony for alfresco dining.<BR><BR>We have 4 cottages for rental, so please enquire if you have a group of friends or family that you would like to get together or if you are not sure which cottage would most suit your needs. All cottages are similar in style and design. Damson and Willow Cottage are slightly larger than Elderberry and Bramble. All the cottages are upside down accommodation taking full advantage of the views and all the cottages can be linked via the balconies for larger groups.<BR><BR>Welcome to Damson Cottage:<BR>... more
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please read our terms & conditions prior to booking. Please enquire regarding children (accommodated on put up beds and subject to additional charges). Please enquire regarding...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Aug 25, 2017 -
Aug 28, 2017
Bank Holiday
3 nights
Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 7, 2018
Festive Season
3 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighborhood
Enjoy the countryside:<BR>Opportunities for walking, horse riding and cycling are abundant in the Test Valley with highlights being the 44-mile Test Way and the annual Test Valley Tour. The Old Barns is located in the heart of the Test Valley with the Test Way on it's doorstep it is ideal for country pursuits. The Test Way was originally a canal, then later a railway, this was removed in the mid 60's and is now a wonderful walk, cycle, bridal way that runs for 44 miles (from Inkpen to Southampton). There are many fantastic footpaths and cycleway in the area.<BR><BR>With the clear chalk streams the River Test and its tributaries on our doorstep, famous for its fly fishing with an abundance of brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling and salmon. We can provide you w... more
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How to get there
Airport: Southampton airport: 11.2 mi
Railway: Romsey: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Portsmouth: 24.2 mi
We are located just of the A3057 (Stockbridge to Romsey Road) 1.5 miles South of Kings Somborne in the pretty hamlett of Brook.<BR>Budget airlines fly into Southampton airport or Bournmouth airport.<BR>The nearest Trainstation is at Dunbridge (1.5 miles away) or Romsey (4 miles away) and Winchester Train Station and Bus Station is a 20 minute taxi journey away.<BR>
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.8 mi.
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